Stopping to Smell the Flowers.

As of late, my life has been crazy.  Like, seriously, crazy.  I am stressed beyond belief and trying to find a way to find a balance, especially for my girls.  Yesterday morning, my almost-4-year old girl wanted to go out and pick a flower for her teacher.  Of course, I was late (as usual) but I stopped and thought to myself “If I don’t take this moment in now, when will I?”  I strive very hard (or at least that is my intention) to make sure that my girls are kind and considerate, and that is exactly the behavior that Lou was demonstrating.  Of course, if I start to think about the amount of times that our schedule or life gets in the way of that my head might explode.  I would never want my girls to think that there is anything more important than them… but unfortunately, sometimes my behavior shows otherwise.  So, here’s to a new, calmer me and training myself how to stop and smell the flowers.

6 thoughts on “Stopping to Smell the Flowers.

  1. Jennifer

    Krista, I love your blog. I almost commented the other day about the whole Disney experience (love to hear that I’m not the only mama who thinks it might be too much for her!). I just wrote about this myself on my blog http://www.littlemeems.com, and decided to focus each week on one thing that made me happy. My reminder that it’s the little things, and to stop and smell the roses, etc. I’m desperately trying to slow time. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Elizabeth

    Darling photo! I truly understand every word you wrote. It is SO hard to balance an adult life – personal and professional- and make sure your kids understand they always come first. Someone recently told me (I am paraphrasing here) “it’s not the amount of time, it’s the quality of that time.” it’s nice to hear other mom’s feel the same way I do 🙂

  3. Jean @ Flower Hill

    Love this. We can all learn to take a moment to stop and smell the flowers. I too struggle with this and sometimes feel like I miss out on all of the little things with my sone because I’m always rushing to get things done. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Naomi@DesignManifest

    Gorgeous girl and gorgeous flower! I agree with you completely. For me, it’s my little pup who forces me to walk him in this gorgeous weather and be overwhelmed with joy when I pass my neighbors Lilac bush. Keep up the new mantra, Krista!


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